Rdio: will the family pak draw them?

By Mike McGuire | August 23, 2011

Why hasn’t the subscription model for online music? Sure, its previous incarnation in the first half of the decade was fraught with DRM snafus and, well, none of the services played on the iPod.  But the iPhone and the app…


File Under: Inevitable (it took way too long but it was inevitable)

By Mike McGuire | August 17, 2011

Nice rundown on News.com on YouTube (Google) and its efforts to smooth (or smoother) their somewhat fractious relations with content rightsholders.  In this case, the online video giant’s dualistic role as a music freak’s treasure chest and bane of segments of the music industry settled a…